What to Read Wednesday: Historical Biographies for Kids

The Best Historical Biographies for Kids

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Biographies are wonderful for bringing historical people to life for kids. Through the stories of notable people from history, kids connect with them and see them in a different light than they do from facts in a textbook. Introducing biographies at a young age equips kids for more difficult non-fiction studies later on, and they might even find a favorite person they want to learn more about. Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt (see below) is one of my youngest son’s favorite books, and he became interested in the life of Teddy Roosevelt after we read it the first time. This led to him wanting to learn all he could about Teddy Roosevelt through other books and research on the internet. At a young age, my son was learning research skills due to the spark that a simple picture book started.

Biographies for Kids is a difficult topic to narrow down, but I’ve compiled this list of our top favorites for young kids. I hope you’ll find something that interests you from my list. If you have any recommendations to add, let us know in the comments below.

Happy reading!


Our favorite historical biographies for kids

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Comments (2)

  1. Mother of 3

    Pinned! I love reading biographies with my boys. So many books….. not enough time to read them ALL!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Exactly how I feel–there just aren’t enough hours in the day to read all I want to read!


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